McLaren has revealed an incredible recreation of its 720S supercar on its Goodwood stand, made entirely out of 267,300 Lego bricks. The life-size model – the stuff childhood dreams are made of – took six people more than 2,000 hours to complete. That's dedication.
While the real-life McLaren 720S weighs just 1,283kg thanks to extensive use of aluminium and carbonfibre, the Lego model is expected to tip the scales at around 1,600kg. That's a quarter heavier than the real deal – and it's worth bearing in mind the model doesn't feature bulky items such as a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Unfortunately, we're unlikely to see the Lego McLaren make its dynamic debut on the Goodwood hillclimb (alongside the Alpine A110 and Jaguar XE SV Project 8). We doubt it'll be capable of hitting 60mph in 2.9 seconds like the 710hp 720S on which it's based, nor top out at 212mph. We would like to see it try, though.
If you want your own Lego model of the McLaren 720S, you'll can buy one for just £12.99 from the official Lego store. It features just 161 pieces, meaning it should take a little less than 2,000 hours to put together.
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